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Data: Nearly all Portuguese homes subscribe to pay-TV

A huge 97.8 per cent of families in Portugal had a pay-TV subscriptiom in the third quarter of 2023, with subscriptions rising to 4.6 million, up 107,000 from the same period in 2022. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this growth is primarily due to the growing popularity of fibre-optic (FTTH/B) technology, which now […]

December 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

FFTH Council Europe: “CSPs facing many challenges”

The In-Home Broadband Excellence (IBE) Committee of the FTTH Council Europe has announced the release of its In-Home Connectivity Survey Report 2023, providing insights into the strategies and challenges faced by Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across Europe. Structured along the main topics of Strategy and Marketing, Customer Satisfaction, and Technology, and based on a thorough […]

December 7, 2023

Spain: FTTH reaches 14.6m

FTTH in Spain continues to grown with pace. The number of FTTH lines amounted to 14.6 million in September 2023 according to the latest CNMC report – gaining over 128,000 in a month and 1.1 million versus the same month last year.Movistar is the market leader with 5.3 million FTTH connectionss, representing a market share […]

November 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica FTTH: 30m homes by 2026

Spanish telco Telefónica has announced its GPS Plan (Growth, Profitability and Sustainability Plan) for the 2023-2026 period, with the aim of reaching 30 million FTTH homes passed, up from the current 20 million. Overall, the group will have 100 million FTTH passed homes worldwide by that date from the current 70.3 million. In a year, […]

November 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Bell Canada responds to regulator by slashing FTTH capex

Bell Canada is cutting its fibre spend over the next couple of years by C$1 billion (€0.68bn) in protest over the regulators decision on wholesale network access. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) moved to open up fibre networks run by large operators in the major cities of Ontario and Quebec, and set the […]

November 7, 2023

BT H1 “on target”

BT has reported H1 revenue (to September 30th) of £10.4 billion (€11.9bn), in line with the prior year. Adjusted revenue was also at £10.4 billion, up 3 per cent on a pro forma basis due to increased fibre-enabled product sales, inflation-linked pricing and improved lower margin trading in Business partially offset by legacy product decline. […]

November 3, 2023

DZS, Orange fibre partnership

DZS, a specialist in access, optical and AI-driven cloud software solutions, has successfully completed the first phases of a live pilot solution deployment of DZS’ Velocity fibre access portfolio within the operator’s production network in Poland. Orange is the largest FTTH service provider in Europe with over 13 million residential, business and campus subscribers. “DZS […]

October 17, 2023

Rural residential FTTH access receives boost from Huber+Suhner

The new RESA Compact Closure (RESA CC) Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) solution by Huber+Suhner will boost its existing RESA portfolio to allow residents in rural areas to connect their homes faster than ever. This latest addition to the RESA family is set to help accelerate the rollout of FTTH for individual properties in rural residential areas. Unique […]

October 4, 2023

Spain: Másmóvil surpasses 29m FTTH homes

Másmóvil has announced that its FTTH network has already passed over 29 million homes across Spain. With over €3.5 billion invested over the last seven years in FTTH, the company claims to lead the FTTH coverage in the country thanks to its own network and agreements with other operators. Over the last two years, Másmóvil […]

September 15, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Data: 4.5m pay-TV subs in Portugal

Portugal added 117,000 pay-TV subscribers in H1 2023 (+2.26 per cent) compared to the same period last year, taking the total to 4.5 million, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom). Of this figure, 4 million were residential and 506,000 were business customers. The pay-TV penetration rate among Portuguese households reached 97.3 per […]

September 8, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome